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Charity calls for owners to get dogs microchipped

Wednesday June 17th 2015

Dog owners are being urged to help slash the number of animals that get lost or abandoned by getting their pets microchipped.

In England from next April all dogs must have had a microchip implanted and be registered with an authorised database by the time they are eight weeks old.

But a dog rescue charity is encouraging people to get the job done early by offering to have dogs microchipped in return for a donation to charity.

Microchipping can help reunite animals that have been lost with their owners and is something that the Jerry Green Dog Rescue charity does for all the animals it cares for before they are found a new home.

The charity's call coincides with National Microchipping Month and will also see officials offering pet owners free advice.

Appointments can be made by calling the organisation, which operates five rescue centres in North Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire and East Yorkshire, on 01652 650 886.

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